Build your Collections
Bridge’s Collections tools help you find particular pictures quickly – George Cairns shows you how
Organise your photographs into album-like Collections in Adobe Bridge
Adobe Bridge enables you to create and assign keywords to images so that you can find them with ease using filters. Keywords are one of the most useful ways of locating specific photographs, although Bridge has other tools that will help you to organise your ever-growing library of photos.
In the film era we’d place prints into photo albums, often arranged around themes such as weddings or holidays. In these digital days we have many more images to manage, so we can end up scrolling through hundreds of thumbnails in search of a particular shot.
In this walkthrough we’ll demonstrate how to use the old photo album model to collect themed images together so that they are easier to access, courtesy of Bridge’s Collections panel. You’ll also learn how to use the Smart Collections feature to find photos according to specific metadata information, such as the shutter speed or camera model used to capture the images.